Christmas: Uniquely Christian This year Rebecca and I will spend Christmas with our daughter and son-in-law and five children who live in Berlin. They are involved in church planting and out-reach to immigrant Muslims. The first Christmas was a family affair, though the baby was the main point! We will certainly enjoy our family, but […]
“Your drink has been paid for.” The barista spilled a bit of coffee as she explained the random act of kindness, “The car in front of you took care of your order—the driver told me to tell you Merry Christmas!” It was a small gesture, but a strangely meaningful one for me in that moment. “Wow! […]
Incarnation or Reincarnation? The “no crying” chubby little thing in the manger, captured with Hallmark brilliance, fails to express the essence of the event that took place in human history two millennia ago. That event profoundly impacts our idea of human identity, about which we hear so many theories two thousand years later. Backed by […]
Christians must realize that you cannot preach the Gospel without the first statement of the creed, as the apostle Paul shows. Christ the Savior is the Creator. Christ is “the image of the invisible God,…by [whom] all things were created,… the firstborn from the dead, [who] made peace by the blood of his cross”(Col 1:15-20). Of his world, as the angel Gabriel declared, there will be no end (Luke 1:33). May Christmas 2012 remind us of that unique birth, the proof that God, not the Mayan calendar, is in control of history.
At Christmas we celebrate a purely Two-ist joy: The Word, who exists outside and apart from creation as its Creator, took on flesh in order to save His people from their sins. But if One-ism were reality, what would we have to celebrate during this time of “Winter Holidays”?
Stolen Identity: The Theft of the Binaryby Joshua Gielow | May 12, 2022
Mark your calendar for September 26th through the 30th, TruthXChange’s 2022 Symposium in the month of September: “Stolen Identity: The Theft of the Binary in Contemporary Society.” “What are your pronouns?” “How do you identify?” These current cultural questions are a restatement of one of the oldest questions of the human race: “Who am I?” Today’s […]
Black Fathers and White Fathersby Dr. Peter Jones | April 22, 2022
Part of Critical Race Theory is the assumption that racism is inevitably related to white male heterosexuality and the oppressive patriarchy that occurs under the selfish rule of powerful father-figures. Thus, the contemporary version of a “man” in U.S. society is “hyper-masculine, straight, and white…the wealthy white male property owner.” So “…we must begin to […]
Still Time to Care About the Whole Gospelby Dr. Peter Jones | March 2, 2022
In his book Still Time to Care (2021), Greg Johnson, an intelligent Christian thinker, seeks to make a valid case for allowing someone who, like himself, is openly same-sex attracted, gay, and celibate to be an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. Johnson adopts a profoundly orthodox and well exegetically supported view of biblical sexuality. […]
Post-Christian Ideologies at Christian and Secular Collegesby David Talcott | February 24, 2022
For some time now, truthXchange has been warning the church about the inroads that post-Christian ideologies are making into Christian colleges. The pagan worldview that reasserted itself in America in the late 20th century has now incorporated new ideas about sexuality, race, and other hot-button topics. A recent series of articles in mainstream outlets shows just how bad things have […]